2021 Grad’s Guide to Getting Hired: Top jobs, cities and industries to get your start
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2021 Grad’s Guide to Getting Hired: Top jobs, cities and industries to get your start

“Congratulations, graduate!”

Whether the message is delivered over Zoom or at a backyard barbecue, it’s a season of celebration. But many new grads are also asking, “Where do I go next?”

LinkedIn’s Grad’s Guide to Getting Hired aims to uncover job opportunities for anyone kicking off their careers. Our data scientists and editors have parsed the data to find the jobs, industries and cities with strong options for new grads and others starting out — as well as more insights that can help career beginners find their way.

This is the second graduation season in the COVID-19 era. And while the Class of 2020 entered a job market that had been shaken to its core by the pandemic, a few key signs point to a friendlier hiring climate for those entering the job market right now.

LinkedIn’s Hiring Rate, which measures how quickly members find work, for the Class of 2020 recovered to pre-pandemic levels by October after a summer of extremely difficult hiring conditions. Such news bodes well for the Class of 2021.